Vidya nervous about comical role in Ghanchakkar

Mumbai: After winning accolades for portraying strong in films like `The Dirty Picture` and `Kahaani`, actress Vidya Balan is feeling nervous while stepping into the genre of comedy with `Ghanchakkar`.

"We still haven`t started working on this film yet…hoping to start in August. It is my first comedy film so I am very nervous.

"I would not like to talk about my character in the film," Vidya, 34, told reporters here last night, at an event organised by Indo-American Association to felicitate the actress for her contribution to Indian cinema.

`Ghanchakkar` is a quirky film that narrates the tale of Emraan Hashmi, an ex-conman who is laid back and has a taste for finer things in life. He has an ambitious Punjabi wife, Vidya, who has her own notions of the world.

The story unfolds about how Emraan gets sucked into a `chakkar` and has to suffer at the hands of two `thugs` (conmen) – one with an ailment and other with bad sense of humour. All this leads to confusion and chaos and brings in comical situations.

`Ghanchakkar` re-unites Vidya with her `The Dirty Picture` co-star Emraan. Produced by UTV, the film is directed by Rajkumar Gupta of `Aamir` and `No One Killed Jessica` fame.

The film goes on floors in August.

Meanwhile, during her felicitation by Namaste America, an Indo-American Association for Art and Culture last night, Vidya said, "I am thankful to them for felicitating me. It is a very special moment. I am overwhelmed. I feel blessed and honoured."

On the occasion, Vidya`s father P R Balan said said he was proud of her daughter`s acting in `The Dirty Picture`. He said he did not find anything vulgar in it and had predicted that the film would be a superhit.

Vidya said her parents liked the film and nothing mattered more to her. "I was in between the promotions and when I reached Prithvi theratre they all were crying because I died in the end. My parents have approved of the film and nothing more matters to me," Vidya said.